The workforce behind The Stranger and Secure are reuniting for his or her fourth Harlan Coben drama titled Keep Shut, an adaptation of Coben’s #1 New York Instances bestselling novel of the identical identify. Right here’s what we all know thus far.
Writer Harlan Coben isn’t any stranger to Netflix viewers as over the previous few years that they had the chance to look at such diversifications of his work as The Stranger, Secure and The 5.
Lengthy-time collaborators Nicola Shindler and Richard Payment are serving as govt producers, alongside creator Harlan Coben and Danny Brocklehurst, who’s lead author once more.
Harlan Coben shared his excitement to be working as soon as once more with the identical workforce on one other adaptation of his work:
“I’m so blissful and excited to Keep Shut (pun supposed) with Danny Brocklehurst, Nicola Shindler and Richard Payment — the identical workforce that made The Stranger, Secure and The 5. Netflix has been an exquisite residence, and from what I’ve seen thus far, Keep Shut might be our most gripping and binge-able collection but.”
Nicola Shindler, govt producer of Keep Shut, stated:
“Working with Harlan, Danny and Richard for the 4th collaboration is a pleasure as we push one another for extra bingeable concepts and twists. Harlan’s books and tales are a pleasure to deliver to the display.”
We additionally know the lead director of Keep Shut: Daniel O’Hara. O’Hara beforehand labored on many productions together with Physician Who, Victoria, Brassic and Coben’s The Stranger and Secure. He can even function an govt producer of the brand new restricted collection.
The brand new collection might be produced by RED Firm Manufacturing who additionally introduced is the aforementioned Harlan Coben diversifications. Sarah Doole, the newly appointed CEO of RED Manufacturing Firm, added in a press launch:
“Harlan’s e book and Danny’s screenplay create an irresistible cocktail of crime drama – who knew such thrilling secrets and techniques and lies lurk in our suburbs? RED could be very proud to be bringing this terrific storytelling to Netflix.”
Keep Shut is the most recent Netflix mission for Harlan Coben, as a part of his present five-year take care of the streamer to develop 14 of his titles into movie and TV dramas. Learn extra about them in our preview of all the things that’s coming to Netflix from Harlan Coben.
What’s Keep Shut on Netflix about?
Netflix’s Keep Shut might be based mostly on Harlan Coben’s #1 New York Instances bestselling novel of the identical identify which was printed in 2012.
Right here is the official logline for Netflix’s adaptation of Keep Shut:
“The story follows three individuals dwelling snug lives who every conceal darkish secrets and techniques that even the closest to them would by no means suspect; Megan, a working mom of three; Ray, the as soon as promising documentary photographer, now caught in a dead-end job pandering to movie star obsessed wealthy children, and Broome, a detective who’s unable to let go of a lacking particular person’s chilly case. Lorraine, an outdated buddy from Megan’s previous, delivers some surprising information which can influence on all three characters. Because the previous comes again to hang-out them, threatening to break their lives and the lives of these round them, what might be their subsequent transfer?”
Danny Brocklehurst, author, stated:
“After the exceptional success of The Stranger, I’m elated to be collaborating as soon as once more with RED, Netflix and the grasp storyteller Harlan Coben. Keep Shut might be a compelling twisty turny trip by means of the darkish coronary heart of suburban life that leaves viewers determined for solutions.”
In line with RED Firm Manufacturing, consistent with earlier diversifications, Netflix’s Keep Shut will relocate the story from the US to UK shores.
Who’s forged in Keep Shut?
The three essential leads in Netflix’s Keep Shut are Cush Jumbo (The Good Combat, The Good Spouse, Deadwater Fell), James Nesbitt (Bloody Sunday, The Lacking) and Richard Armitage (The Stranger, The Hobbit, Hannibal). They are going to be taking part in Megan, Broome and Ray respectively. They have been first introduced to be becoming a member of the forged by Netflix on October 28, 2020.
Followers of The Stranger and Secure, rejoice! The following Netflix present based mostly on @HarlanCoben‘s books might be STAY CLOSE – starring Cush Jumbo, Richard Armitage, James Nesbitt and Sarah Parish. pic.twitter.com/58TRn2Kk1r
— Netflix UK & Eire (@NetflixUK) October 28, 2020
All three of them expressed their pleasure about participating on this thrilling mission from Harlan Coben in a current press launch from RED Productions:
Cush Jumbo (Megan): “I’m so excited to work alongside Netflix, Nicola and the entire workforce on Keep Shut. Can’t wait to get my enamel into such a superb British thriller.”
James Nesbitt (Broome): “The workforce at RED are a northern powerhouse of world-class TV. They’re a benchmark for high quality drama, and I’m thrilled to be a part of such an incredible manufacturing. The scripts drew me in from the get-go and I’m wanting ahead to beginning filming”
Richard Armitage (Ray): “I can’t wait to return to Manchester to work with Nicola, Danny, Harlan and the workforce once more. I like Harlan’s fashion and this plot and character might be brilliantly difficult. At a time when we now have remained aside; ‘Keep Shut’ guarantees to interrupt all the foundations.”
Writer Harlan Coben shared his ideas on the casting as nicely:
“Speak about a dream-come-true forged – Cush Jumbo, an incendiary and superior expertise; Jimmy Nesbitt, a legendary actor I at all times needed to collaborate with; and wow, Richard Armitage again once more!”
The principle trio might be joined by a various set of proficient actors corresponding to Eddie Izzard (Hannibal), Sarah Parish (Bancroft), Daniel Francis (Small Axe), Bethany Antonia (Get Even), Rachel Andrews (Butcher Boy), Poppy Gilbert (The Pale Horse) and Hyoie O’Grady (Mayday).
What number of seasons/episodes might be in Keep Shut?
Netflix’s adaptation of Harlan Coben’s Keep Shut might be an eight-part restricted collection, that means just one season comprised of eight one-hour episodes.
What’s the manufacturing standing on Keep Shut?
Present manufacturing standing: Filming (Final up to date: 02/18/2021)
In line with issue 1234 of Production Weekly, Keep Shut has entered manufacturing on February 15, 2021 in Manchester, UK. Filming is about to final roughly six months in Manchester and the North-West of UK. Star Richard Armitage seemingly confirmed this in a February 18 tweet:
— Richard Armitage (@RCArmitage) February 18, 2021
The manufacturing firm behind the collection, RED Manufacturing, later posted a clapboard to substantiate that filming had formally began as of February 18th.
— RED Manufacturing Co. (@REDProductionCo) February 18, 2021
When will Keep Shut be launched on Netflix?
Contemplating the manufacturing schedule and the same, several-month post-production routine, and a really crowded Netflix line-up, we are able to anticipate Keep Shut to be launched on Netflix someday round Spring/Summer season 2021